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Social Media’s Influence on Gender Dysphoria
The Agency’s evidence-based studies of the from subject-matter experts, discusses the influence of social media platforms on gender dysphoria, particularly rapid onset gender dysphoria among children:

  • “Adolescents who had no history of displaying typical gender dysphoria characteristics go through a sudden change in identity following intense exposure to peers and/or media that heavily promotes transsexual lifestyles.” - AHCA Report page 5
  • “Considering that social media is rife with individuals promoting “gender affirmative” drugs and surgeries, children are making self-assessments based on feelings they may not understand and believing they require treatments that can lead to deep regret in the future.” - AHCA Report page 30
  • “It is that feature which led to the term Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria (ROGD). The majority of cases appear to occur within clusters of peers and in association with increased social media use and especially among people with autism or other neurodevelopmental or mental health issues.” - AHCA Cantor Report page 19
  • “It is that feature which led to the term Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria (ROGD). The majority of cases appear to occur within clusters of peers and in association with increased social media use and especially among people with autism or other neurodevelopmental or mental health issues.” - AHCA Cantor Report page 19